Old God's Time, by Sebastian Barry
Barry's haunting, mesmerizing, powerful, and ever-shifting novel follows a retired detective in Ireland searching his fading memories for the truth about a decades-old crime. What really happened that led to the murder of a priest? And what became of the wife and children at the center of this trauma? Barry's masterful language tempers the narrative's heavy, tragic core--and begs to be read aloud, making this work as beautiful as it is heartbreaking.